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    Hello Diablo 2 Members! I've come to provide an explanation and detailed summary of the events that transpired that led to the disablement of MikeU1 and the subsequent appeal to be re-enabled. Original Accusation: There were reports that MikeU1 was botting because he was playing Starcraft 2 and cbaal games in Diablo 2 at the same time. In the process, there were some who attempted to contact MikeU1 but never received a response. After a few days of no response, and running daily in cbaal games, it was concluded that he was botting in Diablo 2 while he played Starcraft 2. Further evidence was provided that MikeU1 was actively playing in Starcraft 2. Original Judgement: After receiving the accusation, PoPs reviewed the evidence before him and ultimately concluded on all of D2 administration, that the evidence did indeed point towards the fact that MikeU1 was botting. Due to other issues in Starcraft 2, the disablement for botting was also backed up by overall BM in Starcraft 2. Appeal to PoPs: PoPs received an appeal to the disablement from MikeU1 stating that he was never botting. MikeU1 submitted footage recorded from his phone behind him while he played Diablo 2 and Starcraft 2 to depict playing both games at the same time. It was at this time that PoPs came to me to take a look at the evidence to see what I thought. PoPs brought me up to speed on what led to his initial disablement and we both agreed that since we couldn't directly see his screens (they were very blurry) and that they were so far away, we couldn't determine one way or another that he was playing both characters. Mike also stated that the reason he couldn't respond to people in D2 was because it's very hard to read the screen his Diablo 2 is running on. Based on what we could see in the video provided, we could see that was a possibility. He backed this up further, with the other possible reason for not responding to those who poked him in D2, was because he was focused on his game play in Starcraft 2 during his 4v4 matches. We ultimately decided that the disablement would stand at this time. Appeal to Aerineth: Firstly, I want to make sure that this is very clear. Anytime there's an issue, appeals are a legitimate avenue to pursue if you feel you've been wronged. You can continue the process until it reaches a Commander. At which time if the Commander upholds the ban/disablement, it stands end of story. Appeals are always taken to those of equal rank or higher rank of the one who disabled the petitioner of the appeal. Mike then came to me to appeal the ban. He said he didn't think his side was being heard clear enough and formally requested I take a look at all the evidence. He reshared the recording with me and I re-watched all 3 videos presented to me. I spoke with a people of the community to get different sides of what was actually going on. I spoke with some in D2 and some in SC2 alike. These individuals are all anonymous and will never be revealed publicly, so do not ask for any of them as they won't be given. I then returned to Mike and requested a new video recording of him playing Diablo 2 and Starcraft 2 at the same time. I specifically requested that they be through OBS so that I can see the screens clearly to see what was going on in the game to bolster what information I had gathered, whether through talking to people in the community or through the previous videos submitted to PoPs then to me. I received this video shortly after I requested them and I sat down and watched them all again. There is roughly 2.5 hours of video to review. I also provided this video to PoPs to also evaluate to hear his opinion as he was the original person to disable him for botting. We both concluded in unison that with all the evidence provided that it was more than plausible that he is in fact capable of playing both games at the same time. This in turn led to the original accusation of him botting having not enough evidence to support botting. Possible, but not proven. This leaves us with only one option, and that was to make it right, until at which point it is proven without a doubt that botting is involved. Outcome of the Appeal: Due to the original accusation no longer holding as much water as initially thought, there was only one course of action. Reverse the disablement. Due to the instances of BM in Starcraft 2, whether intentional or not, they still happened. And as punishment, there is a 1 rank demotion for that. MikeU1 has agreed to this being publicly posted and has agreed to working to become a better person. He understands that he gets heated and can become over passionate, to the point of becoming rude with others. He acknowledged this, and under the stipulation to improve his attitude, I have agreed to re-enable him based on both of these statements. Final Overview and Comments from myself: We in administration take the accusations of botting, cheating, BM, and any form of harassment VERY seriously. And it's what led to the swift disablement of MikeU1. However, we will not punish someone unless there is enough proof. Unfortunately, this was one of those cases where more information was needed before the disablement, but I can't stress how hard it is to make that kind of decision on the drop of a hat. At the time we decided that the evidence of botting, a capital punishment in ODD2, was sufficient and took swift action. But, we will not punish the innocent. And that is the reason for overturning the disablement for botting. The disablement came coupled with the reason of BM in Starcraft 2. This is not always a capital offence, so I only saw fit to induce a 1 rank demotion. BM is not tolerated by anyone and will be dealt with as best fits the situation. If anyone has any questions or comments, please either post here or send me a PM here on the Forums and I'll be happy to talk about these actions taken. I have full confidence in the abilities of all of our Generals and Commanders equally so if any of them can answer any questions, please ask them too, if you're more comfortable discussing it with them.
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    Funny story. My dog was a fur ball due to corona... My brother decided to bring her in to get groomed today... and him being him... well.... the pictures say it all ๐Ÿ˜„ .... and with that, I present to you Ruby the dog (lion?)
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    Yes. And if you read Aerineth's post you'd see just how much work he put into making sure he was right. All the people he talked to, all the admins he consulted, and all the information he went to painstaking trouble to collect, before making his decision alongside D2 Division leaders and then even taking time out to recount all of it in a public post so everyone can understand what happened. Rather than being bitter about him making a decision we don't like, maybe we should appreciate the fact that we have someone who will sink so much of his own time and energy into trying to do right by the Clan. I guarantee you'll be grateful for it if there ever comes a day when *you* are wrongfully accused of something. It's a lot of effort to determine someone's innocence. If the rest of us put half that much effort in before deciding someone's guilt, maybe we'd come to understand a little better how easily we can be wrong.
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    Hello everyone, some of you may remember me from a long time ago from my prominent OD days. To elaborate for everyone I used to run the Heroes of the Storm Division as its leader, and I ran the regular community meetings monthly for all ranks (especially enlisted) to partake in. Due to alot of stress from the extreme political infighting, burn out, and personal mental health issues, I could not handle any more during my eval period, and I had to leave for my own sake. Now that I am back I seen that OD has changed for the better that I wished it could of done so long ago, but I guess its better late than never. I do hope that I can bring alot of good to OD and I do plan to start a new division while helping others grow, and start hosting community meetings again. As a warning expect me to stop by and say hi every once in a while and offer help, chat, or even game. So please ask any questions to me here, I love to answer some. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day in OD gaming.
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    Matching blue everything. Blue cows and a pile of Moo (although the M started breaking by the time I got around to screenshotting. Took too long to make it I guess) ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe
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    @TypeReaL(OD)@MooMoo(OD) Iโ€™ve tagged These guys they play d3 quite a bit
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    I suppose we can have certain matches posted to Youtube and then linking the video here.
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    Edit: By popular request teabagging will be allowed. This is generally viewed as apart of the culture and not very toxic compared to how it was viewed years ago. However, more traditional examples of BM will continue to be punished. Don't be a dick.
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    Good to know.. If i dont like my division leaders decision i can go to a commander that doesnt play my game and make an appeal.. To get their decision over turned.. note taken**
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    Aerineth. Itโ€™s at times like this that I remember why youโ€™re a leader I strive to be like. I canโ€™t agree with what Aerineth says here more. If you feel uncomfortable in our community. If someone says/does something wrong. We ARE here for you. We will make sure that you get to experience the community how it should be and assure everyone gets to enjoy.
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    I will be filling this up with helpful links for people to use. If you think of something that should be added or changed just let me know! Massive FAQ on Reddit that goes over just about anything you want to know about the game! *NEW PLAYERS START HERE* https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/wiki/general_information/faq Instructions on testing your system to see if you can handle FFXIV/Setting up an account/getting the game installed and various guides about the world https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/start_ffxiv/ You can buy the game directly from Square Enix here https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/games/franchises/final-fantasy-xiv-online or you can now buy it on steam https://store.steampowered.com/app/39210/FINAL_FANTASY_XIV_Online/ Dungeon List https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Dungeons Raids List https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Raids Trials List https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Trials Main Story Quest List https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Main_Scenario_Quests What is your BiS (Best in Slot) items?! This site has all the classes and is frequently updated with each patch. http://www.daevasfashion.fr/final-fantasy-xiv/bis-best-slot/ (This site is in french but google chrome or various browsers will translate it for you) Triple Triad is a card game within the FFXIV world where you can collect and battle against others! Below is a great guide on getting started with it. https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/playguide/contentsguide/goldsaucer/tripletriad/ How does housing work in FFXIV? https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Housing A guide to getting started with Chocobo Racing! https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/playguide/contentsguide/goldsaucer/chocoboracing/
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    I can help anyway needed just took a few days to fix an ongoing issue with my personal life
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    Happy to see you're back around here. I didn't interact a whole lot with you back in the day (shy potato SilentMelodies at the time) BUT I recognized your name immediately in discord. Looking forward to having more weather chats with you, that was fun :). Also looking forward to seeing what your plans are, the ideas you've shared thus far are exciting :3
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    Hey hey lightening was good to have chatted to you the other day , howโ€™s the bird ha ha ha always remember him on ts , Iโ€™m glad you are back I shall catch up soon ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Yes, this community is indeed special and it is worth fighting for. We have some very creative and energetic members and I look forward to the future changes that will be coming our way. I know that you will be a big contributor to that end. Welcome back.
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    I have returned I shall gladly take over the community meetings and I will do my best to make these as good as they used to be. I will also try to get some warrant officers/officers involved so that way I can help them get into the hosting position. I hope none of you mind.
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    Welcome back Lightning. It's nice to see you rejoining the community. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Welcome back LightningWolves! It's always good to see an old member make a return. I'm sure we'll see each other on Discord in the near future. ๐Ÿ™‚ -Raged(OD)๐Ÿ˜
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    Yea I already have the money set aside I plan on going absolutely ham with the next build haha. The overall setup is probably going to run somewhere around 6k, will post pics when it's all done.
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    Hello all, im Claire (Amethyst) im trans mtf, im interested in joining this community for halo, im chill and laid back and enjoy playing with in groups.
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    Aaron should win just because of the colour BLUE ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Just how creative are our D2 members? This contest begins today and will end on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Such a simple contest really. You have a few options to show your "beauty" in game. Entries can be outfitting your D2 character in an especially beautiful outfit, then screen shotting and posting your entry here on the forum. While purple outfits will, of course, catch my eye, I know that there is beauty in other colors as well so all entries will be taken into account. The other way to enter the contest is to draw a picture in game using stuff like in game gold dropped on the ground in a pattern, or using juvs or whatever you want to draw a picture. I have even seen really good pictures mixing a combination of fire and gold. It's up to you what you want your entry to look like. There will be one hardcore and one softcore winner of an enigma. You can enter as many times as you want. https://forum.overdosed.net/topic/63354-how-to-take-screen-shots/?tab=comments#comment-831055
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    Hey Friends!! So I've been back for a few days now and just wanted to offer up some help, if anyone rolling D3 needs help rifting, leveling, or bounties hit me up tag is BrudashaOD i'm typically on around 7-8pm central time and keep my games open and my chat on, just looking to give back a lil and help some peeps out, or just have a good ol time slaying. It's been nothing but a great time for those of you I've had the chance to play with so far! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Sals and I, in a majestic moment of fortune and destiny, met on the 1v1 ladder. Sals has been climbing that ladder like a jaguar who sees a sloth. And I've been falling faster than 50 pounds of lead compared to 50 pounds of feathers in a burlap sack. The match is more momentous than you would be lead to believe. Sals brought an attack and then it turns into a nightmare. #loot, #seweratfakemasters, #Salsberrysteak CAPSLOCK V SALS ON LADDER WOW HOW DO I WIN HE LOSE QQ TT.SC2Replay
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    Omg a blast from way back one of the best Baal runners ever on hc back in day Happy birthday prowler ๐Ÿ’™ doubt youโ€™re see this
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    Dude, that would be clutch...a lot of people enjoy just watching sc, rather then playing it...and it would prob direct traffic our way for more players, if you add a link to site Helps me learn the new meta and builds too...havent played since WoL :*(
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    Happy Friday Everyone!!! I am so happy to see that we are continuing to grow as a squad, and becoming a Division once again!!! Don't forget that tonight is squad night at 6 pm est standard time, and we usually play until the wee hours of Saturday morning...so hop into the discord and log in to League and join us whenever you are available!!! I am also still wondering who is interested in playing clash next weekend? Please message me via discord that your interested along with lane you prefer to play...Let's represent OD and bring home a banner next weekend. As far as recruitment goes we are constantly growing, and welcome any new members that you would like to invite....please let me know if you have any friends that would be interested in joining OD!!! Have a great day everyone, and I hope to see you all this evening for our 3rd Squad night!!!! Sincerely, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Redops(OD)
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    Im not bitter and i did read it.. He did a great job.. Im just making a note for future issues...
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    There a way to post this so I can watch on my phone lol?
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    It smelled like rotten shit
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    Itโ€™s very rare that a decision we make is wrong or misleading and we as division leaders we do investigate to the fullest Iโ€™m sure @PoPs(OD) and @Purplez(OD) will tell you this , thatโ€™s why some may think we not doing anything with whatโ€™s brought to us because some take a lot work and yes we may have to go higher for some input , Iโ€™m glad to see this finally has come to a conclusion and thank you @Aerineth(OD)for taking time to look into this case also much appreciated ๐Ÿ’™
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    If I may make a suggestion. It might not be a bad idea to record this training with OBS or another software. After recording you can upload it for later review. This will allow anyone to go back at a later date and review what's already been trained on. The only thing I'll make absolutely known with this suggestion, do not show PM's in a training session. It could potentially cause issues with privacy or reporting. But it should be fine for much of the other requests you'll likely receive. (Voting on promotions, voting on trials, posting news, accessing forums or other things (but do not show anyone forums in the Restricted section at the bottom)). Just a couple of suggestions for future 'Trainings'. Feel free to get with me if you want some advice on this.
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    Oh cool I didn't even realize lol. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Well maybe now with both posts it will get more attention. Everyone loves a good sale. XD -Raged(OD)๐Ÿ˜
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    The Smartphone option is 100% free. Both myself and Aerineth have activated this on our accounts.
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    Here we go. Much better!
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    Putting this on Facebook.
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    ClassicContest is mine
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    Just made mine. OD-OldTymer
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    In addition to expanding the trial, FFXIV is currently having a 50% off sale! (Complete edition for $29.99 USD includes base game, Heavensward, Stormbolood, and Shadowbringers expansion packs, along with 30 days of subscription)
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    Making my classic toon right now, OD-PurpleTwinky lol
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